Twitter absolutely loses it over Trump’s meeting with the Russians


So Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a meeting last week, as you do.

The U.S. press was barred from the meeting — only their Russian counterparts were invited, naturally — but multiple officials revealed the news to the Washington Post for a report published Monday.

SEE ALSO: Of course there are a whole bunch of Trump tweets about how bad it is to mishandle classified intel

The news was met with various shades of dismay and disappointment from pretty much every quarter as the enormity of Trump’s latest actions set in. Read more…

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The Apple Watch could be revolutionary in the fight against diabetes


For people with diabetes, the Apple Watch could soon become indispensable. 

BGR claims to have “exclusive” information from a source “familiar with Apple’s plans” about the company’s efforts to develop groundbreaking new ways to harness the Watch’s health-tracking potential.  

Apple aims to introduce the first-ever method for non-invasive glucose monitoring as a feature in an upcoming version of the Watch, according to the source. The introduction of tech like that would be a major breakthrough for those living with diabetes, who are typically forced to track their glucose through a variety of more invasive means, like pricking their fingers for blood tests. Read more…

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Toyota backs adorably tiny flying car that could light the Olympic flame


Toyota is getting in on the flying car craze—but with an Olympic twist.

The Japanese automaker backed a project called Cartivator, which wants to build a tiny flying car to light the Olympic flame for the 2020 Summer Games.

SEE ALSO: An all-electric flying car just made its first flight and it’s as cool as it sounds

Cartivator is made up of over 30 volunteers, all donating their time to build the Skydrive car, which they hope to prep for a manned flight by the end of 2018.

Toyota’s financial contribution to Cartivator is relatively small if you’re Toyota: around 40 million yen (a tad over $350,000). But for Cartivator, which has relied on donations and online crowdfunding, it’s a huge help towards financing the prototype which they’re claiming will be the smallest flying car developed yet. Read more…

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Hackers threaten to release upcoming Disney movie – but which one?


Hackers claim to have stolen an upcoming film from Walt Disney Studios and are threatening to release it online unless they’re paid a “huge sum” in Bitcoin, Disney chief Bob Iger said Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Speaking at a town hall presentation with ABC employees in New York, Iger didn’t say which film was targeted — though Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is coming out Memorial Day Weekend, with Cars 3 not far behind (June 16).

One thing Iger did say: Disney isn’t paying.

SEE ALSO: The world of ‘Cars’ has a dark and terrifying origin theory

Instead, the company is working with the feds, and is apparently willing to see if the hackers make good on their threat before doing anything. Disney did not immediately respond to Mashable‘s request for comment. Read more…

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‘Sonic Mania’ is reviving Flying Battery Zone with everyone’s favorite echidna


The upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog game Sonic Mania is throwing it back to 1994’s Sonic & Knuckles with one of the best levels of the 2D era: Flying Battery Zone. And yes, Knuckles the Echidna is soaring back to the spike-filled zone.

The new version of the Flying Battery Zone was teased in March featuring Sonic and Tails. The new video above shows Knuckles using his super helpful gliding and climbing abilities that makes the dangerous metallic zone much easier to traverse. Read more…

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The internet had a perfect rebuttal to Gregg Popovich calling out a ‘dirty’ play


Was it dirty or just a bad-luck play? That’s the controversy enveloping the NBA Playoffs after San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard injured his ankle landing on the foot of Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia. 

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich didn’t mince words in ripping Pachuila during a media session Monday — but the internet quickly struck back as only the internet can.

SEE ALSO: When these two NBA coaches speak out against Trump, you should listen

If you’re just catching up, here’s the play in question. Did Pachulia move under Leonard on purpose or by accident? That’s the debate currently roiling NBA fandom.  Read more…

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Of course there are a whole bunch of Trump tweets about how bad it is to mishandle classified intel


Prepare to be shocked: The internet is using Donald Trump’s own words against him after he did something he has criticized others for doing.

According to a blockbuster Washington Post scoop, Trump revealed some classified information he was not cleared to share with a pair of Russian diplomats who visited the White House last week. 

SEE ALSO: The Russians trolled Trump and released photos of him on the internet

The quotes from the story are stunning:

  • “Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.”

  • “Trump ‘revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.’”

  • “Trump seemed to be boasting about his inside knowledge of the looming threat. ‘I get great intel. I have people brief me on great intel every day,’ Trump said, according to an official with knowledge of the exchange.” Read more…

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Why Gregg Popovich is such a powerful critic of Donald Trump


One of the NBA’s most respected figures just lit into Donald Trump — again. 

It’s definitely not the first time Gregg Popovich, a five-time NBA champ with the San Antonio Spurs, has done this. And it’s almost certainly not the last. 

We’ll soon get to why Popovich’s criticism carries more weight than it might seem at first blush — but first, his latest monologue. It’s a doozy. 

SEE ALSO: When these two NBA coaches speak out against Trump, you should listen

“I feel like there’s a cloud, a pall over the whole country, in a paranoid, surreal sort of way,” Popovich said on Sunday before the Spurs lost to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of their NBA Playoffs series. “It’s got nothing to do with the Democrats losing the election. It’s got to do with the way one individual conducts himself, and it’s embarrassing, it’s dangerous to our institutions and what we all stand for and what we expect the country to be. But for this individual, he’s in a game show.”  Read more…

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Sure, let men experience the hell that is wearing a romper all day


The romper is a garment from hell meant to make it harder for women to use the bathroom. But sure, if men want in on stripping down to poop, that’s fine.

A Kickstarter campaign for something called the RompHim was recently launched by a group of dudes marketing the romper as a cool thing men should wear this summer. 

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Their versions are, in essence, the Vineyard Vines shorts of rompers, rendered in a splatter paint print and a blue or “red” (read: pink) chambray.

Image: kickstarter

Per RompHim’s Kickstarter page, the dudes behind this project are, of course, friends from business school who, of course, came up with the idea over a round of beers. Read more…

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It’s time to take your medicine and stop WannaCry ransomware in its tracks


Hackers attacked a hospital system with ransomware and demanded $17,000 in bitcoin payment. 

This was not part of the potentially deadly Global WannaCry Ransomware attack that slammed Britain’s National Health Services (NHS) on Friday. It took place over a year ago, and the target was Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Like the NHS, Hollywood Presbyterian chose to pay the ransom so they could quickly regain control of their antiquated systems.

SEE ALSO: NSA tools at center of ransomware attacks hitting UK hospitals

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise for more than a year and, according to Jonathan Penn, Avast Security’s director of strategy, WannaCry could be “just one wave in a very long series.” Read more…

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